Water rates will jump to $34.07 if plan approved

The Board of Directors of the Letcher County Water and Sewer District voted unanimously to start the process of its first-ever rate increase for Letcher County water customers. Board Member Richard Carter, who made the motion, said this is the first time the district has ever raised rates since it was formed in the 1990s. If the Kentucky Public Service […]

Now Here’s a Tip

• “I have a great idea for cleaning skylights. Attach an old T-shirt to the broom end of a long- handled broom, then just mist with a cleaner. You can hold it up and scrub gently. The T-shirt material makes a great scrubber.” — C.L. in Alabama • “In my house, cleaning up is a big issue. I have a […]

Roger Stumbo dies at 60

Roger Stumbo, 60, of Whitesburg, died October 26 at the University of Kentucky Hospital. He was a son of the late Lilly F. Hall Caudill. Surviving are a daughter, Peggy Sue Hall of Cowan; two brothers, Jimmy Hall of Premium, and Johnny Mack Caudill of Bowling Green; a sister, Sheila Miller of Frankfort; and a granddaughter, Brooklynn Paige Logan. Funeral […]

Trick or Treaters


RECAPS: OCTOBER 30 – NOVEMBER 3 THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL —Liam felt betrayed by Bill and Wyatt when he learned that they made a major business decision without considering his opinion. Brooke began to have second thoughts about divorcing Bill when she learned from Steffy that he and Liam have reconciled. Bill urged to get Liam on board with […]

Garriott buried at Mayking

Laura Garriott, age 89, died October 21 at Hatley Health Care in Clanton, Ala. The widow of Walter W. Garriott, she was the mother of the late Robert Stanley Pence, Jr. Surviving are a son, Edward Lee Pence; three daughters, Sallie Mullins, Brenda Powell and husband Ricky, and Sheila Vueleman and husband Jim; and a daughter-in-law, Pat Pence; seven grandchildren […]

Tourism commission offering guided tours of Pine Mountain

Letcher County’s push to jumpstart the tourism industry here will pick up steam this weekend with the debut of publicly-run guided tours on Pine Mountain. The Letcher County Convention and Tourism Commission expects to begin taking online reservation today for “sunset tours” Friday and Sunday evenings, and hiking tours Saturday and Sunday. The tours will be available on the tourism […]

Services set for Freda Campbell

Freda Kay Campbell, 62, of Dry Fork, died October 29 at Hazard Appalachian Regional Healthcare Center. A daughter of Glenn Brown of Whitesburg and the late Mattie Fern Brown, she was also preceded in death by a brother, Wendell. Surviving in addition to her father are a son, Michael Campbell and wife Kendra; a daughter, Janis Marr and husband Michael; […]

Rites held for Canna Webb

Canna Iris Adams Webb, 80, died October 23 at the Frankfort Regional Medical Center. Born in Whitesburg to the late Riley “Bug” and Marjorie Day Adams, she was the widow of Anthony Lee “Ben” Webb. She was the mother of the late Julia Dorene Webb, and a sister of the late Bill Adams and his wife Norma, formerly of Cookeville, […]

Police looking for man who fired shot outside Walmart

Whitesburg Police are looking for an Ermine man who allegedly fired a shot during a fight in the Walmart parking lot. Assistant Police Chief Justin Hunsucker said he obtained a warrant for first-degree wanton endangerment on Larry Baker, 32, of Ermine. Baker fled the scene and has not yet been located, Hunsucker said. According to Hunsucker, Baker came out of […]